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Director, Global Quality

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman Products, a $1B global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, is seeking a Director, Global Quality, to join our growing team! The Director of Global Quality is a highly visible function with objectives of preventing quality issues rather than remediating, ensuring the highest quality products and solutions, exceeding customer expectations, and building lasting customer loyalty. If you are an impeccably strong change agent and influential leader with exemplary experience and success in the areas of Quality, Customer Satisfaction Improvement & Sustainability, Six Sigma, Process Improvement, Cost Avoidance and Optimization, we want to hear from you!


Primary Duties

  • Develop and implement operational business plans, strategies, and organization design that are consistent with short and long-term company goals and objectives.
  • Ensure operations conform to the company’s policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Design and implement continuous improvement / productivity projects that increase throughput and reliability.
  • Develop and support new product launch activities by implementing a standardized launch process that includes; Production Readiness Assessments, Risk Management, APQP, Early Production Containment, PPAP. Provide leadership for developing these skills throughout the supply base.
  • Build customer and supplier partnerships to closely monitor “voice of the customer” and proactively adapt to changing market and customer needs.
  • Identify and develop new and emerging technologies as well as internal/external competencies required to be best in class.
  • Review and provide on-site assessments of quality and technical development capability of strategic supplier partnerships.
  • Work closely with Product Team, Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, and Sales on cross functional and company initiatives with direction from Department VP.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.  Builds a great working environment for the contributors.  Attracts, develops, retains, and motivates the talent needed to be a world class, high performing team.
  • Responsible for oversight and maintenance of department budget.
  • Formulate effective corrective and preventative maintenance strategies.



  • A strong communicator who is able to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Experience providing support to a large and diverse customer base.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills required.
  • Ability to lead employees to assure company goals and results are met.
  • Black Belt Certification preferred.
  • Experience in a fast paced, cross-functional environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of various engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in engineering components for the automotive industry or automotive aftermarket a plus.
  • Proven track record in establishing deep and lasting customer and supplier relationships.
  • Challenges the status quo, proven track record of driving change and teaching/motivating individuals to develop & implement new ways of thinking and doing business.
  • Highly effective collaborator with internal as well as external resources.
  • High-level of personal accountability.
  • Up to 20% travel required.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical / Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering discipline. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of engineering experience with previous direct (hands-on) Quality Leadership experience in a supervisory role.




Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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